A Sunny October Day

We’ve been incredibly fortunate with the weather during the past couple of weeks. A beautiful Indian Summer, and it was good to be able to take advantage of a sunny October day.

The day started badly, and involved lots of tears. My nail appointment perked me up a bit, thanks to lots of hugs and kind words by the lovely lady who does my gels.

My new gels are so pretty – a bright aubergine, with a sparkly cobalt over the ring finger on both hands.


Pretty new gel nails.

Martin and I headed out to lunch, and on the way found this glorious blue wall that I thought would act as a perfect backdrop for a photo of my outfit, for a bit of fun. It works out quite well I think – shades of blue in my dress and cardi, with the pops of red and pink in my accessories.

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Shades of blue.

It was right next to a very busy road; the gawping drivers wondering what we were doing amused me. Want to do something? Just do it, don’t worry about what people think!

On arrival at the restaurant, we were pleased to be able to take advantage of being able to dine al fresco. The restaurant is only a 20 minute walk away from home, meaning we could both indulge in a drink.

My glass of wine went down very well indeed!

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Moules et vin en soleil


Yummy healthy chocolate tart with fruit.

I enjoyed my moules, followed by a chocolate and salted caramel tart (the fruit that came with it means it’s healthy, right?).

Sitting feeling the sun on my face felt glorious.

Our walk home was via the beautiful local park. We enjoyed taking photos of the changing leaves and pretty flowers. A perfect way to practise mindfulness, and restore a bit of psychological equilibrium.

I was wearing a summer dress and had bare legs; wearing such an outfit, basking in the sunshine while the leaves are so very obviously signalling autumn’s arrival felt wonderful.


Summer dress, autumn leaves.

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Flaming red autumn leaves against a blue sky.

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I love the the colours hydrangeas turn as they fade.

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Dahlias have an exquisite structure.

What a lovely day – basking in the sunshine and enjoying pretty scenery. Mindfulness isn’t a cure-all but it certainly helps blow the cobwebs away.


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8 Comments on A Sunny October Day

  1. Kara
    October 8, 2015 at 1:21 pm (6 years ago)

    What a lovely weekend, that Blue wall is indeed awesome.
    I have the same brogues in black and wish I had bought in this colour.
    Great pics.

    • Leigh
      October 8, 2015 at 3:13 pm (6 years ago)

      I loved that blue wall! Aw, maybe you’ll be able to find some silver brogues. Love mine! Thanks for your kind comment xxx

  2. Lizzie Roles
    October 5, 2015 at 12:51 pm (6 years ago)

    I adore October, it’s my favourite autumn month and our wedding anniversary month too! October always reminds me of watching Anne of Green Gables with my mum and sister. This is such a lovely post Leigh thank you for always sharing the high and lows with such grace and honesty. Lizzie xo

    • Leigh
      October 7, 2015 at 11:04 am (6 years ago)

      Thank you for your lovely kind comment Lizzie xxx

    • Leigh
      October 7, 2015 at 11:05 am (6 years ago)

      Thank you for your lovely kind comment Lizzie. And happy anniversary month! xxx

  3. Lucy Bishop
    October 4, 2015 at 3:17 pm (6 years ago)

    Ahh Lovely Leigh, I’m so glad that after the teary start to the day you were able to be kind to yourself and enjoy the wonderful weather and some scrumptious food with the gorgeous Martin. Mindfulness is definitely the key to getting through the tougher times… sending so much love & wishing you many more #WonderfulWeekends xxx

  4. Sarah Bacchus
    October 4, 2015 at 1:49 pm (6 years ago)

    The beautiful weather and changing colours really have been wonderful this week, it sounds like you had a great day, thanks for sharing with us on our linky x

    • Leigh
      October 7, 2015 at 11:06 am (6 years ago)

      Thank you! Autumn can be so beautiful xx


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